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BlueTiger33BlueTiger33 La Crosse, WIPosts: 158Member

I took the 3rd option at creation and guess what happened? Enter the starting city and I get messages from 8 spam bots (general discussion) and 2 private messages from the same company.

The biggest problem all those messages are also chat bubbles. 3/4 of my screen was big white chat bubbles of said site.

So I said, you know, this could just be the starter experience. I went north through the city and picked a spec and as I leave town there are approximately 15-20 people all lined up in a perfect line outside that oriental gate all with their own chat bubbles of spam.

I uninstalled before I played the game for even 15 minutes.

I hope to come back and play it someday.

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  • QuailmanQuailman marlborough, MAPosts: 165Member

    I have never had a gold seller private message me in this game. Not once. The most I see of gold spam is 1 or 2 guys in Scene chat and occasionally one in World. As soon as I see them, I Blacklist them and I don't see any more for the rest of the day.

     

    As for those 15 - 20 people lined up with chat bubbles, I'm wondering if those were player stalls. A player can set up a personal stall to sell goods, and they can set up a repeating message in Nearby chat, which has chat bubbles. There are designated stall areas in each city, so you won't be bombarded with those messages unless you go to those areas. You could also set up your chat and ignore Nearby while you're in those areas.

     

    What you describe is honestly nothing like what I've experienced in game. I'd suggest trying the game again, because there is a really unique and fun experience to be had, though it does have a higher learning curve than most MMOs out there, so I would be prepared for that.

     

    Oh, what is "general discussion" (first paragragh of your post)?

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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by BlueTiger33

    I took the 3rd option at creation and guess what happened? Enter the starting city and I get messages from 8 spam bots (general discussion) and 2 private messages from the same company.

    The biggest problem all those messages are also chat bubbles. 3/4 of my screen was big white chat bubbles of said site.

    So I said, you know, this could just be the starter experience. I went north through the city and picked a spec and as I leave town there are approximately 15-20 people all lined up in a perfect line outside that oriental gate all with their own chat bubbles of spam.

    I uninstalled before I played the game for even 15 minutes.

    I hope to come back and play it someday.

    That sums up majority of gaming experince when it comes to Asian MMOS.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    i have 60 people on my blacklist already for gold spamming.. game has a LOT of spammers.. Most f2p games do though...

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  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Yes, I've been told it's pretty out of control. Give them time to see if they sort it out.

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BlueTiger33

    I took the 3rd option at creation and guess what happened? Enter the starting city and I get messages from 8 spam bots (general discussion) and 2 private messages from the same company.

    The biggest problem all those messages are also chat bubbles. 3/4 of my screen was big white chat bubbles of said site.

    So I said, you know, this could just be the starter experience. I went north through the city and picked a spec and as I leave town there are approximately 15-20 people all lined up in a perfect line outside that oriental gate all with their own chat bubbles of spam.

    I uninstalled before I played the game for even 15 minutes.

    I hope to come back and play it someday.

    :) Those are player stalls lol. 

     

    No question there is an issure with spam though. About 3 sites spam all day. The problem is that you can put so much in chat, so when they spam they fill your chat window. 

     

    There are two ways around it atm. 1 blacklist them, you will fill it quick, then delete the old ones black list the new. The other most effective option is to click the little box on your chat frame that says "items only" You wont see any spam that way, but you may miss somethings. 

     

    It really got bad about 2 weeks ago. A month ago Snail did something and there were no spammers for about 2 weeks. Hope they can do it again at lauch. They are irratating.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by BlueTiger33

    I took the 3rd option at creation and guess what happened? Enter the starting city and I get messages from 8 spam bots (general discussion) and 2 private messages from the same company.

    The biggest problem all those messages are also chat bubbles. 3/4 of my screen was big white chat bubbles of said site.

    So I said, you know, this could just be the starter experience. I went north through the city and picked a spec and as I leave town there are approximately 15-20 people all lined up in a perfect line outside that oriental gate all with their own chat bubbles of spam.

    I uninstalled before I played the game for even 15 minutes.

    I hope to come back and play it someday.

     

    At least you gave it a fair shot...

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by BlueTiger33

    I took the 3rd option at creation and guess what happened? Enter the starting city and I get messages from 8 spam bots (general discussion) and 2 private messages from the same company.

    The biggest problem all those messages are also chat bubbles. 3/4 of my screen was big white chat bubbles of said site.

    So I said, you know, this could just be the starter experience. I went north through the city and picked a spec and as I leave town there are approximately 15-20 people all lined up in a perfect line outside that oriental gate all with their own chat bubbles of spam.

    I uninstalled before I played the game for even 15 minutes.

    I hope to come back and play it someday.

     

    At least you gave it a fair shot...

    ;) The thing is, I understand how a new player, maybe a player accustomed to western p2p, or b2p games could be given the wrong impression. 

     

    It's not game breaking at all, but it's like graffiti all over a marble wall.

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    i have 60 people on my blacklist already for gold spamming.. game has a LOT of spammers.. Most f2p games do though...

    Yeh I'm on my 2nd attempt with this game and my blacklist is filling up quick.  However, some of those gold spammers are crafty and are sending /tells as "anonymous".   I havn't figured out how to blacklist or block those yet.

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  • QuailmanQuailman marlborough, MAPosts: 165Member
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    i have 60 people on my blacklist already for gold spamming.. game has a LOT of spammers.. Most f2p games do though...

    Yeh I'm on my 2nd attempt with this game and my blacklist is filling up quick.  However, some of those gold spammers are crafty and are sending /tells as "anonymous".   I havn't figured out how to blacklist or block those yet.

    If you're talking about the purple text, those aren't tells, that's the Gossip channel. I can't help you out with blacklisting those, as I haven't tried to block anyone on that channel. I'm going to assume you can leave that channel just like any other. Nothing good ever happens on that channel anyway, so I see no harm leaving it.

     

    If you're talking about the private message box, then I'd like to know who thought it was a good idea to let people send anonymous messages.

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quailman
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    i have 60 people on my blacklist already for gold spamming.. game has a LOT of spammers.. Most f2p games do though...

    Yeh I'm on my 2nd attempt with this game and my blacklist is filling up quick.  However, some of those gold spammers are crafty and are sending /tells as "anonymous".   I havn't figured out how to blacklist or block those yet.

    If you're talking about the purple text, those aren't tells, that's the Gossip channel. I can't help you out with blacklisting those, as I haven't tried to block anyone on that channel. I'm going to assume you can leave that channel just like any other. Nothing good ever happens on that channel anyway, so I see no harm leaving it.

     

    If you're talking about the private message box, then I'd like to know who thought it was a good idea to let people send anonymous messages.

    Oh there is a Gossip channel?  Yeh I assumed it was a /tell with the purple text. Next time I log in I will try to just leave the channel then. Thanks

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  • QuailmanQuailman marlborough, MAPosts: 165Member
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by Quailman
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    i have 60 people on my blacklist already for gold spamming.. game has a LOT of spammers.. Most f2p games do though...

    Yeh I'm on my 2nd attempt with this game and my blacklist is filling up quick.  However, some of those gold spammers are crafty and are sending /tells as "anonymous".   I havn't figured out how to blacklist or block those yet.

    If you're talking about the purple text, those aren't tells, that's the Gossip channel. I can't help you out with blacklisting those, as I haven't tried to block anyone on that channel. I'm going to assume you can leave that channel just like any other. Nothing good ever happens on that channel anyway, so I see no harm leaving it.

     

    If you're talking about the private message box, then I'd like to know who thought it was a good idea to let people send anonymous messages.

    Oh there is a Gossip channel?  Yeh I assumed it was a /tell with the purple text. Next time I log in I will try to just leave the channel then. Thanks

    So many MMOs use purple text for tells, so I'm sure plenty of people coming to this game will think those are whispers. Anyway, glad I could help out. image

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,591Member Uncommon

    Anyone remember the spambots from old school SWG ?

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,779Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    i have 60 people on my blacklist already for gold spamming.. game has a LOT of spammers.. Most f2p games do though...

    yeah me too. Blacklist FTW. But the chat bubbles are still visible when you are in town. I tried to kidnap and pk the gold sellers but it wont let me....

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rojo6934
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    i have 60 people on my blacklist already for gold spamming.. game has a LOT of spammers.. Most f2p games do though...

    yeah me too. Blacklist FTW. But the chat bubbles are still visible when you are in town. I tried to kidnap and pk the gold sellers but it wont let me....

    lmao me too.

     

    Really though do newbs even need protection for those first few levels? Low levels are pretty sfe in general. If they didnt have newb protection, there would be no more spammers.

  • VindicarVindicar ParisPosts: 134Member
    Originally posted by bcbully
     

    lmao me too.

     

    Really though do newbs even need protection for those first few levels? Low levels are pretty sfe in general. If they didnt have newb protection, there would be no more spammers.

    Exact same though here....

     

    Well at least now the blacklist DO works 100%

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  • AresPLAresPL ElblagPosts: 290Member

    In chinese version You will get pms from bots in each city

     

    keep in mind in future there will be style that require pking for lvling

  • BlueTiger33BlueTiger33 La Crosse, WIPosts: 158Member


    Originally posted by AresPL
    In chinese version You will get pms from bots in each city keep in mind in future there will be style that require pking for lvling

    Kinda tells you how bad off the asian people are.

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  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionPosts: 668Member

    @ about gold selers. i can easily stand them, especially in a f2p game. anyway, i see always bots in games i pay a sub, so i dont have much expectations from a f2p tittle.

    i didnt knew about this game until some days ago. watched some things about it and now i can say i m anxious to play it. if only is as good as it looks :)

  • NC360NC360 Rome, NYPosts: 67Member
    There is no reason for the spammers to exist without being punished by the player base. They should allow the players to police themselves, and take care of the annoying players in their own way. It seems like everytime players are protected in some way, it turns to be worst than if they weren't.
  • goosiegoosie North Pole, AKPosts: 66Member
    Well, they exist because "gamers" (and I use that term loosely) continue to enable RMT companies by throwing money at them in order to pay2win.
  • alexanys1982alexanys1982 naples, FLPosts: 276Member
    The spammers are using fresh toons with nooby protection to spam in main cities. The entire plan revolves around noobie protection, remove that and theres no more gold sellers period since they can be merced by players. What we need is a way to bring violence to the spammer character.

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